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the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just under two minutes or so. if you want to play the history game looking at the history of the month of december for the markets, some call it meaningless but it is basically the second best month of the year after april. 23 of the past 28 decembers have been up. average of 1.5%. since '90, up 2%. not an insignificant -- santa claus is for real many times. >> many of us have to commit. we're not allowed to own individual stocks but it's uniform gift to minors time. you have to make a contribution. i don't know whether you guys do it. it's a great way to put money away for your kids. that contribution is due now. there are a lot of contributions that are due that you remember to put money to work. in an environment where not people put money to work and people aren't doing anything, you get an influx of retail money. you have to co
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guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> we'll kick off opening bell in a minute in a half. stocks had good action in shanghai overnight. a four-week high. the only disappointment has been data in europe. the scuttlebutt that some members wanted to cut which has put pressure on the euro today. >> german market up twice what we're up and i think people are shaking their heads that netherlands could be up. we don't see any data whatsoever that europe is doing better but belief that 2013 can't be as bad as 2012. german numbers were not good at all. it's a puzzle. >> we did get an earthquake in northeastern japan overnight. 7.3 is serious. looks like we dodged a bullet on that front as well. doesn't look like there's any damage as a result of that. >> i thought there would be a tremendous rebuilding effort in fukushima. it didn't happen because the ground is contaminated. the first question they asked over there were nuclear reactors apparently safe is the early word. >> we walk in on monday
... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." i'm courtney reagan with a quick "market flash" for you. we want to take a look at shares of apple. we've been watching them very closely. it now appears we are at that death cross. that means with today's decline, apple's 50-day moving average is now below the 200-day moving average. apple's shares down 2.6%. >>> ibm drawing fire over its plan to overhaul its 401(k) program. the "wall street journal" says ibm now plans to contribute a lump sum once a year payment, end of the year, to employee accounts instead of making those contributions twice a month. if other companies follow suit it could have huge implications for investors. joining me now to discuss this, bob pisani and john carney of cnbc. gentlemen, welcome. bob, i get how this is not helpful to workers. you lose the benefits of any dollar cost averaging. you may be ending up getting a lump sum at the end of the year. and if you leave the company before the end of the ye
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. and you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell will ring in about 1 1/2 minute's time. jobless claims coming in, down and this number should be essentially clean of sandy effects, so finally a clean read as to the claims aspect. but it doesn't look like, jim, that we are set for a lower open today. >> carl pointed out that maybe there's some room between sides. but, look, yesterday was one of those days, show a lot of americans don't even know about the fiscal cliff. paychecks are going to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib i
. >> all right. also we took a look at a story from the personal journal on gifting and the science behind regifting which is kind of interesting. >> yeah. >> did you know it's actually considered fair game 79% of the people they talked to a consumer spending survey said regifting is socially acceptable during the holiday period. but women do it more. women regift at a 50% greater rate than men and it's usually younger people, people under 30 years old are much more likely to regift it because they don't have a lot of money. >> it means you didn't really want whatever it is. >> or it means it could be the gift of the maji, where you get something and give it on to somebody. you want to know -- >> i don't know what you mean, the gift of -- the three wise guys? >> yeah. you never read the story? >> i was born on the epiphany. >> you never read the story? >> i think i kind of read parts of it. >> not the epiphany part, the gift of the maji where she cuts off her hair -- >> she gives him a comb and -- >> yeah, yeah, yeah, it could be a situation like that. >>> we'll take a quick break. it's a
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> republicans have said that they don't like those reforms. they like to do more. and if that's true, then they should tell us what they would like an an alternative or as a compliment to those. if they would to build on those, they can tell us how. but we can't react until we see the details of a proposal. we need it on the rates and revenue side as well as on the spending side. we've given them our best deal, what makes sense for the country. >
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